ISLAMABAD (APP) - China would supply all agreed 75 locomotives to Pakistan within stipulated time of 45 months as an agreement has already been signed with a Chinese bank to finance project. According to spokesman of Railways Ministry, Pakistan has signed an agreement with Chinese firm Dong Fong Electric Corporation in December 2008. The government has paid 15 percent of total cost while for the rest, an agreement has been signed with Chinese Exim Bank and Letter of Credit is in process that would follow the execution of the project. Contradicting the news item in some sections of newspapers, the spokesman said there is no plan to retract the agreement of 75 locomotives with Chinese firm rather the project would be completed as all formalities are completed. As far as purchase of 69 locomotives from China is concerned, the correspondence with concerned Chinese firm for warranty claims as per terms and conditions is a routine matter. Besides, to fulfil its operational requirements, Pakistan Railways prepared a PC-I for purchase of 150 locomotives from United States. After recommendation of CDWP to ECNEC for approval of the project on June 8, 2010, the ministry has floated an international tender in media that was scheduled to open on July 7. However, the project was challenged in Lahore High Court and it would be pursued once the court gives its verdict supporting the either side.